The variegated yarn used on this scarf really shows off this beautiful crochet stitch. This scarf is fairly simple to make once you have mastered the basic crochet stitches.

The scarf pictured is a child's size scarf but we have included the necessary changes in the pattern to also make an adult size scarf. The pattern is written for the child's size with changes in parenthesis for the adult size.

Finished size:

  • Child's scarf = 4 1/4" wide x 45" long
  • Adult scarf = 7" wide x 56" long

Materials and Supplies

Crochet Supplies:

  • 3 to 5 oz Red Heart worsted weight yarn
  • Crochet hook, size G
  • Yarn needle

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Craft Instructions

Ch 22 (32)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk1 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end of row. ch 2 turn.

Row 2: Sc in first sp, *ch1, sk next sc and sc in next sp. Repeat from * to end of row. Ch 2 turn (You should have 11 (15) sc in each row.)

Repeat row 2 until your scarf measures approximately 45" long for a child size or at least 56" long for adults. Feel free to adjust the length of your scarf to suit your taste.

Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work.

To make the fringe, cut 36 (48) strands of yarn 14" long. Group the strands in groups of three. Holding the three strands together, fold them in half. Insert the crochet hook into one of the spaces on one of the ends of the scarf. Hook the crochet hook around the center of the folded strands of yarn and pull through the space in the scarf. Remove the crochet hook and pass the ends of the yarn through the fold in the yarn and pull taught.

For the child's scarf, I attached 6 sets of fringe on each end. For the adult size, I attached 8 sets of fringe to each end of the scarf. Once all the fringe is attached to the scarf, trim it with a pair of scissors so that it is even.

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